Screening of The Ghost Fleet plus Q&A with the director

Screening of The Ghost Fleet plus Q&A with the director

Event Re-cap: The Ghost Fleet Screening followed by a Q&A with the director   On Thursday evening we were hosted by the wonderful Prinzesinnengarten, where we screened the documentary film Ghost Fleet by director Shannon Service. The evening was balmy, the garden filled with the buzz of locals and new-comers, all enjoying the heat of the evening and the lush green surroundings of the community-grown […]

Plastic Free July is Starting Today

Plastic Free July is Starting Today

Every July, the Plastic Free July movement challenges you to refuse single-use plastic for one month to raise your awareness about your personal consumption habits and reduce your personal plastic consumption. It starts with a month, but might well become a new habit for a lifetime.  According to the website, Plastic Free July participants: reduce their household waste on average by 76kg per household per […]

Event Night: Feeding Berlin #2 Challenging the Industrial Food System

Event Night: Feeding Berlin #2 Challenging the Industrial Food System

Event Re-cap: Feeding Berlin #2 Challenging the Industrial Food System Last night we had the second event of our Feeding Berlin food series called Challenging the Industrial Food System and had some truly inspiring insights from our speakers.  Olga Graf, Co-Founder of Food Kompanions, inspired us with new ideas about the future of food. Pointing to key drivers like climate change and technology she discussed […]

Sustainability and Community: the first CONNECT Session

Sustainability and Community: the first CONNECT Session

We love to experiment with GreenBuzz. We organized more than 60 events and workshops in the past few years. Still, we are exploring new ways to bring our community together and favour collaboration. On Tuesday we held the first session of our new CONNECT project, an initiative developed by Marco (GreenBuzz, Berlin) and Carrie (CO-Happening!, Paris). The objective of this new program is to support […]

We’re Running Out of Some Rarer Chemical Elements and Our Consumption Habits are to Blame

We’re Running Out of Some Rarer Chemical Elements and Our Consumption Habits are to Blame

*This post was originally posted on the platform Delta-S.  Our consumption of electronics and other technologies are not only endangering wildlife, but also our access to a variety of chemical elements. Perhaps it’s a little biased coming from a chemistry graduate, but chemistry is a very interesting topic. As the study of matter, chemistry tells us a lot about the physical world in which we […]

Business & Sustainability Part II – Sustainable Brands

Business & Sustainability Part II – Sustainable Brands

Sustainability is on the radar of most companies as society is increasingly expecting from businesses more than just delivering a product and making profits. They should go beyond their operations and products and include commitments to ensure social and environmental sustainability. Last month, we published a blog post about how companies can integrate business and sustainability. If you haven’t read it yet, click here. Today, […]

4 Changes Ordinary People Can Make to Prevent Water Waste & Pollution

4 Changes Ordinary People Can Make to Prevent Water Waste & Pollution

Today is World Water Day so let’s go ahead and talk about water. Why? Water is an essential ingredient to life on Earth. All known lifeforms need and use it. Though perhaps less glamorous than a diamond ring, it is no less precious. In fact, it is probably the resource with the highest intrinsic value. Of the 37 largest aquifer systems in the world – […]

Sustainability: why should business care?

Sustainability: why should business care?

Sustainability is on the radar of most companies as society is increasingly expecting from businesses more than just delivering a product and making profits. They should go beyond their operations and products and include commitments to ensure social and environmental sustainability. According to Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, the largest money-management firm in the world with more than USD 6 trillion in assets under management, […]

From Data to Action: the Story of Plan A

From Data to Action: the Story of Plan A

From Data to Action: The Story of Plan A   I know many people who are passionate about environmentalism but feel helpless about their possibility to contribute. How to take action? How to get involved? Job opportunities are still limited, it’s often unclear what projects should be prioritized, and many people don’t feel qualified to have a role in the fight. That’s why meeting a […]

Saving to Selling: A Social Entrepreneur’s Story

Saving to Selling: A Social Entrepreneur’s Story

The thing that I really liked about our event around the topic of food leftovers earlier this month was the diversity of the speakers. We had one startup whose focus was on food leftovers surrounding freshly prepared food, one organisation whose sole focus was on redistributing food to the needy and another startup whose goal was to make the issue of food leftovers more mainstream. […]

Feeding Berlin: the challenge of food waste! – A Series of Sustainable Events

Feeding Berlin: the challenge of food waste! – A Series of Sustainable Events

In the last year, GreenBuzz has been focusing on the ‘Sustainability Labs’ and so the event on December 6th was a welcome change back to the old ‘Sustainability Drinks’ format. The format is quite simple. We pick a topic and create an event around it, with interested individuals coming by to find out more about said topic, with the chance of networking later in the […]

Sustainable consumption during the festive season- Practical tips for all

It’s that time of year again, bring on the festivities, the food, the gifts. A time of indulgence. This year when you’re planning your Christmas celebrations, you might like to take a couple of minutes to consider sustainable options. Here are my practical tips for being a green Berliner in the festive season: FOOD Source: Wiki Commons Buy local: Eyeing up one big shop at […]

Sustainability Lab Wedding – Fashion Upcycling, Furniture Rentals and News You Can Use

Sustainability Lab Wedding – Fashion Upcycling, Furniture Rentals and News You Can Use

On September 15th 2018, about 20 people came together for the third GreenBuzz Berlin Sustainability Lab at DAS BAUMHAUS in Berlin-Wedding to jointly work on three challenges that have been proposed by active members of the GreenBuzz community in Berlin. Challenge 1 – Upcycling Challenge by Damar Rivillo: Transforming the unwanted clothes around us is a way to start tackling the waste problem of the […]